Best Chocolate Shop

Bittersweet Cafe

Bittersweet feels like the People’s gourmet chocolate shop: It’s got a huge selection of awesome and reasonably priced chocolate bars instead of just focusing on overpriced truffles, so an average peasant can come here and totally stuff his face without spending all his money. Check out their hundred-plus selection of chocolate bars (from classic milk chocolate to Vosges’ disturbing-yet-intriguing applewood-smoked bacon dark chocolate bar) or the Best of Rockridge sampler box. The cafe also has a whole menu devoted to hot chocolate, including chocolate chai, “white chocolate dream,” and the unforgettable “Spicy!,” a blend of chocolate, hot pepper, cinnamon, and rose. If you’re going through a break-up, nothing eases the pain quite like a monster-size homemade marshmallow floating in a warm cup of chocolaty, thigh-fattening goodness. A divorce? Indulge in this favorite guilty-pleasure snack, thankfully validated by the Bittersweet menu: a fresh chunk of baguette with a side of Nutella spread.

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